Funding organistation: European Commission, Intelligent Energy –Europe (IIE)
Co-operation: ECN Energy Research Center of the Netherlands, German Aerospace Center (DLR, Germany), Garrad Hassan, Wageningen IMARES, SPOK Consult, SINTEF Energy Research, Coventry University Enterprise, Foundation Offshore Windenergy, WE@Sea
Project status: September 2008 - March 2011 (completed)
Contact: Dr. Christoph Schillings
The main objective of WINDSPEED is to identify a roadmap to the deployment of offshore wind power in the Central and Southern North Sea basin. The roadmap includes the definition of a realistic medium term offshore wind energy target, and a set of coordinated policy recommendations for the deployment of offshore wind in the Central and Southern North Sea. The roadmap will be based on a sound methodological framework along with a robust, stakeholder-supported process addressing the optimal allocation, installable capacity, electricity yields and economics by taking spatial opportunities and constraints into account. WINDSPEED will deliver a decision support system for the evaluation of potentials for offshore wind, having inputs such as spatially explicit (policy) targets for all uses of the sea, allocation rules, and calculation rules for the assessment of impacts on offshore wind economics. The ambition of WINDSPEED is to deliver a set of broadly supported assumptions and calculation rules, reducing the often wide-spreading debate on the spatial impacts. DSS should support policy makers to prioritise the sequence of future offshore wind farm allocation.
To reach the main objective, the following sub-objectives have been formulated:
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